The Inspectorate of Work (Spanish health and safety, basically) has ruled that it’s too dangerous to deliver the post when it’s windy in Almería. The ruling came after a complaint earlier in the year from a postman that it was too windy to drive his official moped around. Correos disagreed and disciplined the man, who sent a complaint to the IoW, who have now come back and said he was right. The trouble comes from Continue reading Too dangerous to deliver post when it’s windy
Well over a thousand mainly amateur cyclists are expected to turnup this 15th of February in Turre for the 2015 Ruta MTB Bomberos cycle race up and down the mountains over rural roads and riverbeds. It’s a fun course which started off some years ago as a fun competition between local cycling groups and quickly swelled into the cycle event of the year for the province. For information on joining see Turre townhall or Asdeportiva Continue reading Turre expects over 1000 cyclists in the 2015 firemans bike race
Hueral Overa local cycling club Indalbike have found a number of home made nail traps hidden on local rambling routes. The traps, large nails hammered into bits of wood before being hidden in the dust (spiky end up) seem designed to stop cyclists, but as the Guardia point out – step on one of these and you could be left too injured to walk home, miles from anywhere. And coming down a hill on a Continue reading Nail traps found on rambling routes
A 45 year old man has been found dead on his cycle up in the hills above Felix. Initial reports suggest that he probably had a heart attack whilst climbing a steep hill in the heat. A reminder to us all to take it easy in the heat of day, drink plenty of water and take a mobile phone if we’re going to be out and about exercising by ourselves.
We’ve all seen the “big changes” to the traffic law which comes into force today. Here are some of the smaller changes you may not have heard about in the expat press: Cyclists under 16 are obliged to wear helmets in urban areas. Over 16’s or outside of urban areas, you aren’t. When overtaking a cyclist, you have to give them a minimum of 1,5 metres space, and ideally should move your vehicle into the Continue reading Some traffic law changes you may not have heard about…